Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Image result for thirteen reasons whyGenre: YA Realistic Fiction

Blurb (on back of book)You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret. . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen doesn't want anything to do with the tapes Hannah Baker made. Hannah is dead. Her secrets should be buried with her.Then Hannah's voice tells Clay that his name is on her tapes-- and that he is, in some way, responsible for her death.All through the night, Clay keeps listening. He follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his small town. . .. . .and what he discovers changes his life forever.


Wow. What did I just read?

This book was INTENSE. The real reason that I read this book is because of all the hype about the Netflix TV show that I am now DYING to watch. So in order to better understand it, I decided to read the book before the TV show.

And this was not what I expected.

This book is about a boy named Clay who receives some audiotapes in the mail with no return address. Inside, there are seven audiotapes with Hannah Baker's voice on it. It tells the story of who and what led up to her ultimate suicide. 

Okay... this was CRAZY. This book has seriously opened my eyes to see the facts of how our own actions and words influence someone else, whether it's good or bad. I CHOOSE GOOD, GUYS. Be nice to others. If you see someone with suicidal warning signs, go help them. Don't ignore them and let it be. Because what's going to happen?

You'll never see them again.

This book showed thirteen people and reasons that led up to Hannah's suicide. Boyfriends, rape, rumors, everything. I cannot believe how much our actions affect others. This is definitely one of the best books I've ever read. 

All of these people, adults and students alike, contributed to Hannah's death. And most of them could have done something, changed their actions or words to help. But everyone walked away or kept going, moving on with their lives.

In this book, we get to know mainly two people: Clay and Hannah. Clay is the narrator who we see listening to the tapes and Hannah is the narrator who's talking on them. Hannah was definitely feeling more and more down as things in her life got worse and worse.

I think that this book is a real eye-opener and that you all should read it. Mind you, it does deal with rape and suicide and other mature elements, but it really is a good book. I would recommend it to readers who need a really good book that helps them change their view of the world.

Sorry for short review but imma go watch the TV series now :D

Main Character: Clay, Hannah
Sidekick(s): Tony, etc
Villain(s): Suicide, depression, people, etc
Realistic Fiction Elements: This book was all, sadly, very real to life.